Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

World Jan 13, 2020

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a cease-fire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey. The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a ...

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

World Jan 12, 2020

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a cease-fire in the western region, which includes the capital, Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce. Since April, Libyan National Army ...

U.N.-supported Libya government welcomes civil war truce calls

World Jan 9, 2020

U.N.-supported Libya government welcomes civil war truce calls

Libya's United Nations-supported government has welcomed Russian and Turkish calls for a cease-fire amid the country's ongoing civil war, though its rivals appeared cool to the intervention and refrained from endorsing the idea Thursday. The Tripoli-based government led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj released a ...

Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city of Sirte is captured

World Jan 7, 2020

Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city of Sirte is captured

Libya's east-based forces said they captured the strategic coastal city of Sirte on Monday from the U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli. The announcement comes amid a major offensive by the east-based forces to take Tripoli. The capital city is the seat of a rival Libyan government, ...

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

World Jan 5, 2020

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said. Tripoli, which is under the control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing ...